Nigeria vs Ghana: Injury crisis rocks Black Stars’ camp ahead of World Cup playoffs

Ghana are likely to be without Baba Rahman and Kamaldeen Sulemana for this month’s 2022 World Cup playoff against Nigeria.

Both players are currently nursing injuries which could keep them out of the two matches.

Rahman and Sulemana didn’t feature for their clubs last weekend and no date has been pencilled in for their possible return.

Baba Rahman last played for Reading on February 19, while Kamaldeen Sulemana was left out of Rennes game against Angers last weekend.

According to Rennes manager, Bruno Génésio, he expects Sulemana to remain on treatment table for a while.


“No, it’s not a blow, he has what is called isthmic lysis. I’m not a doctor so I’m not going to go into details but it’s a small crack in a vertebra in the back.

“It’s quite annoying. We don’t know too much (for the duration of unavailability) but it can take time,” Genesio said.

Ghana will host the first legon March 25, before travelling for the reverse fixtures four days later in Abuja.